Discussion in 'Book Discussion' started by Poziga, Dec 28, 2014.
A little challenge.
I guess you can cover multiple points with one book if it fits the description.
If I take on this challenge, and a book makes me cry but not for the reasons intended, does that still count?
Good list. Thanks for sharing. I like a good reading challenge. However, I can't be the only person whose hometown is too small/obscure to have books set in it.
@Lemex , sure and if you'll need a hug, just say and....
@lustrousonion , try a big city closest to you.
You are not. My current town has less than 200 people. If anyone ever wrote a book about it, it would be me. Or a raccoon. Infinite raccoons, infinite typewriters?? I'm betting they bang out some GOLD.
May I interpret this one as "a book I started writing but never finished"?
But, I don't want to read a 400+ page history course book...
You didn't have Kafka, Wilde, Shakespeare etc. in school? Some of theirs are pretty short (Metamorphosis, The old man and the sea, and many plays by Shakespeare).
Biggest problem is, what if you have already read every single one that you were supposed to read in school?
I have that problem too. I might read Of Mice and Men, something I should have got in school but never had.
A book based completely on its cover. A blank book with a blank cover, done. I wonder if I can do the rest of them in 5 books, 3 of them would have to be a trilogy, maybe not. I bet 10 would be possible though.
I'll do the challenge, but what am I supposed to read from April through December?
By reading David Thorne's The Internet is a playground I have managed to cover 3 of them:
-A Funny Book
-A Book You Could Finish in a Day
-A Non-Fiction Book
Is that how we can say this works?
I have too much on my 'to read list' to consider this challenge.
My problem is a book set in high school. Does this mean I have to read Twilight again!
I might combine the graphic novel and high school setting and read Black Hole or Ghost World. But maybe not a novel. I scared myself with this list.
Or Harry Potter, because I know you adore the series.
But, could Hogwarts even be considered a high school?
According to Merriam-Webster a high school (in the U.S.) is "any three- to six-year secondary school serving students about 14–18 years of age."
Harry Potter is 11 years old when he takes his first year at the school, so per definition Hogwarts shouldn't really be considered a high school. However since the school covers the age of 11 up to at least 17 maybe the second half (14+) can be seen as a high school?
Conclusion: The first 3 books doesn't count.
(Disclaimer: I haven't read the books and have no real idea whether Hogwarts cares about age restrictions at all.)
I agree that Hogwarts is not a high school. You could always read Stephen King's Carrie.
In the UK you have primary school (about 5-11); and secondary school (11-16); then sixth form college, which can also be part of a secondary school (16-18); then uni. Hence Hogwarts age ranges.
There's no way I could read that many books in a year's time. Some of the books would have to check off more than one box.
Aside from Scotland and the area north of the Umber. It uses the three tier system.
@Steerpike, you are a genius.
True, and Hogwarts is in Scotland but seems to use the English system strangely.
I know, it's strange. I guess it's because Rowling was educated in the south, but that would just be an educated guess.
(Sorry, that's my Northumbrian side showing.)
I'm in the same boat! That much reading would leave no time for writing!
I definitely plan on checking all boxes that apply.
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